- Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Candidacy is not accreditation nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with the Commission which indicates that the institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward accreditation. CGCC, until separate accreditation, if granted, delivers college credit instruction, certificates and degrees through its contract with Portland Community College (PCC) which is accredited through the NWCCU. Credits, certificates and degrees earned at CGCC appear on PCC transcripts and are transferable to four-year institutions, subject to the specific policies of those institutions. Columbia Gorge Community College contracts with Portland Community College for many instructional, financial aid, and student records services.
Columbia Gorge Community College serves 825 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 37%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 825 students
- In-state tuition: $3,636
- Out-state tuition: $3,636
- Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
- Minority enrollment: 37%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Columbia Gorge Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Oregon for:
The teacher population of 98 teachers has grown by 66% over five years.
Columbia Gorge Community College
(OR) Community College Avg.
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Columbia Gorge Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Columbia Gorge Community College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,636 is less than the state average of $4,694. The in-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,636 is less than the state average of $7,748. The out-state tuition has declined by 58% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Columbia Gorge Community College cost?
Columbia Gorge Community College's tuition is approximately $3,636 for In-State students and $3,636 for Out-State students.
What is Columbia Gorge Community College's ranking?
Columbia Gorge Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Oregon for: Least expensive tuition and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).
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